Elon Musk announced Thursday that Twitter will grant “general amnesty” to suspended accounts beginning next week. The CEO had earlier posted a poll asking whether the platform should restore affected accounts.
The announcement comes just a week after Musk lifted former President Donald Trump’s ban from the platform following a similar poll. Trump was banned following the attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, but has stated that he does not intend to return to the platform. Musk’s user poll included a disclaimer that suspended account holders could rejoin the platform “provided they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.” The poll received 3.2 million responses, with 72.4% in favour of amnesty.